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postheadericon Italian Baked Eggs Casserole

5.00 avg. rating (92% score) - 3 votes

Italian Baked Eggs Casserole is a delicious and easy to prepare breakfast and/or brunch recipe that takes less than (1) hour to prepare and cook. A great option for a weekend brunch. Ingredients include: Eggs, bell peppers, “Potatoes O’Brien”, pizza sauce, and Parmesan cheese. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sugars, low carbohydrates, low sodium, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (8) servings. Italian Baked Eggs Casserole will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

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Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 55 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-Stick cooking spray
1 (20 oz) bag frozen Potatoes O’Brien, thawed,
(such as “Ore-Ida” brand)

1 tbsp olive oil
1 large-size green bell pepper
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1/4 cup  finely shredded Parmesan cheese
8 eggs
Freshly ground black pepper and/or
snipped fresh basil (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375 F.

2. Coat a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray. Add potatoes to prepared baking dish. Drizzle oil over potatoes; toss to combine. Spread potatoes evenly in the baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes.

3. Stir potatoes; spread evenly in the baking dish again. Bake for 10 minutes more.

4. Meanwhile, slice the bell pepper into eight 1/4-1/2 inch thick rings. Remove seeds. Remove potatoes from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 350 F. Arrange pepper rings in two rows on top of the potatoes.

5. Spread 1 tablespoon of the pizza sauce within each pepper ring, then break an egg into each pepper ring. Top each egg with a rounded teaspoon of the shredded Parmesan cheese.

6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes more or until egg whites are set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard. If desired, garnish with freshly ground black pepper and/or snipped fresh basil.

Yield: 8 Servings.
Serving Size: ( egg with pepper ring + 1/2 cup potatoes) per serving.

Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1

Diet Exchange:
1/2 Fat + 1 Meat (L) + 1 Starch

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 179, Total Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 188mg, Sodium: 491mg, Sugars: 2g, Carbohydrates: 18g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 9g

Original recipe and image from: Meredith Corporation: http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/recipe/sweet-pepper-hash-brown-baked-eggs/

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